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Exhibitions and Events


Firenze card: welcome !


Florence has a special tourist card, which is called Firenze Card.

The  Firenze Card is valid for 72 hours and provides you the admission to more than 30 museums, located in Florence. It costs € 50,00; you can purchase it at some of the museums and at the tourist information offices:  piazza Stazione 4, via Cavour 1r (from Monday to Sunday) and online.

Purchasers of Firenze Card get into museums without waiting time - no queues! The card also enables you to use public transportation free of charge.Every card includes free access to museums and means of transportation to a second person if younger than 18 (EU citizens only).

More info www.firenzecard.it  

White Night in Florence - April 30th


 If you happen to find yourself in Tuscany this month, be sure to get plenty of sleep the night of the 29th because April 30th Florence will enjoy its fourth all night extravaganza, “Notte Bianca” (White Night).

Pontormo and Rosso Fiorentino - March 08th July 20th on exhibt at Palazzo Strozzi


This will be a chronological path showing the works of the two disciples of Andrea del Sarto who started from the same workshop but followed diverging, artistic life paths. With a difficult and distrustful character and Cosimo I’s favourit artist, Pontormo remained very active in Florence; Rosso worked in Tuscany very much – his best known work is the Deposition in Volterra – and then he went to France and became Francis I’s court painter.The approximately 80 works on display come from Tuscan and International museums. These works include panels, drawings, tapestries.

On the occasion of this exhibition, there will be the presentation of the large altarpiece called The Visitation by Pontormo, completely restored.

Pollock, the figure of fury -from the 16th of April to the 27th of July


The 450 years after Michelangelo Buonarroti’s death are the perfect inspiration for hosting some of the works created by the genius of modern painting, Jackson Pollock.

Michelangelo’s statue the Genius of Victory, the emblem of the opposing tensions characterizing Buonarroti’s sculpture, is preserved in the Signoria Palace, which hosts sixteen works by Pollock, in an exhibition called The figure of fury, with reference to Pollock himself and his way of painting, moving around his canvases, in an attitude of impetus and fury.

In addition to six important drawings – which are on loan from the Metropolitan Museum in New York and on display for the first time in Italy - some of Pollock’s paintings and engravings granted by international museums and private collections are on show.

The Figure of Fury will take place from the 16th of April to the 27th of July at Palazzo Vecchio and in the Complex of San Firenze.

78° Mostra Internazionale dell'Artigianato - From April 24 To May 01st 2014


An event which hosted the most important master craftsmen of history inside a privileged space, where tradition and innovation merge to create extremely valuable handmade products.

Every year, here you can admire the works of the ancient Florence workshops, as well as remote arts which are being rediscovered through the fair itineraries, following a harmonious path among the Italian regions and the countries of the whole world.

The International Handicrafts Trade Fair is the place where culture, arts, handicraft traditions and new creativities meet and shape up to become exclusive. Unique pieces, modelled by experienced hands, dedicated to people who want to stand out. Classical, modern, ethnic, contemporary, feasible - any kind of style here finds its ideal dimension, along the new exhibiting itineraries inside the "City of Beauty".

Opening Times: everyday from 10am to 11pm  - Fortezza da Basso

Palazzo Vecchio burns the midnight oil!


From May 2nd to 31st Palazzo Vecchio is open every day from 9am to 12 am, except on Thursday (9 am to 2 pm). It means that you can have a nice dinner out in Florence, then wandering around the city center, maybe eating ice-cream, and then you can visit the beautiful rooms and apartments of Palazzo Vecchio.

The Muse dei Ragazzi inside the Palazzo organizes evening guided visits to hidden rooms and paths within the building. Tours are unfortunately in Italian and take place on Monday, Friday and Saturday at 6.30 pm and 9.30 pm

Iris Garden


Giardino dell'iris: From May 02nd to May 20th 2014
Monday - Friday : 10-12,30; 15-19.  Saturday and Sunday : 10-19.

Free entrance

Near Piazzale Michelangelo

 





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